Unemployment affects 29.8% of Brazil’s youths, says IBGE

The lack of experience results in young people suffering the most from the decrease in the number of jobs in the labor market. In the general population, the unemployment rate stands at 13.9%.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The unemployment rate among 18- to 24-year-olds stood at 29.8% in late 2020. There was an increase of 6 percentage points compared to 2019. This is the highest annual rate since official records began in 2012.

The data were released on Wednesday, March 10th, by IBGE (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics).

The segment, like all the others, has been affected by the covid-19 pandemic. The first cases of the disease in Brazil were recorded in February 2020. In March, the number of infections and deaths escalated and states introduced social isolation . . .

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